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Sanction

You can be given a sanction if you do not meet requirements for the benefit such as failing to attend an interview with a work coach, leaving a job voluntarily, or failing to participate in a work programme. You may be able to avoid a sanction if you can show you had a good reason for either acting as you did, or failing to act.